National Bank Financial Group recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers for 2011

Montreal, 2 February 2011 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to be among Montreal's Top Employers for 2011, a regional edition of Canada's Top 100 Employers presented annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The regional edition was created in 2006 to recognize Montreal-based businesses that offer an exceptional work environment.

In October, National Bank Financial Group also was named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for 2011. With human resources practices that strengthen employee commitment and engagement, the Financial Group believes it is important to offer its employees a harmonious work environment where they can develop their potential to the fullest.

“By embracing diversity, offering competitive total compensation and encouraging a positive work/life balance, the Financial Group shows, through its actions, that it considers its employees to be one of its most valuable assets,” stated Lynn Jeanniot, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at National Bank Financial Group.

Candidates enter the Montreal’s Top Employers competition by participating in the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers and are assessed on eight criteria including professional training and development, communication with employees, performance management and community involvement.

Mediacorp Canada Inc. looked at the recruiting history of more than 75,000 organizations and invited over 12,500 employers across the country to enter the competition. National Bank Financial Group has been selected over some 2,750 participating companies.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has over $145 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,322 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank Financial Group’s financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

Information: (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.)

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-6500